“Enrique Figueredo is a printmaker, but his new show is sculptural and kinetic,” says Gallery Director Jordan Eddy. “It’s a literal and conceptual centrifuge, tumbling together complex experiences of timekeeping, placemaking, globalization and hybridization.”
Sigue Pasando Por Aquí offers an overview of recent works by Austin-based printmaker and educator Enrique Figueredo. Born in Venezuela and raised in the United States, Figueredo explores complicated notions of alienation and belonging in an image-saturated culture through experiments in relief printmaking and immersive installation.
Anchoring the exhibition is a 15-foot zoetrope machine depicting idiosyncratic experiences of Caracas, Venezuela via rotating woodcut landscapes. This dizzying exploration of history and place continues through Figueredo's latest series of prints that examine the legacy of Spanish colonialism through imagery of mission churches and rubbings of conquest-era graffiti. From an immersive, moving apparatus to the double-sided griffins that serve as sentries and reference older cultural confluences, Sigue Pasando Por Aquí pushes the boundaries of contemporary 2D and 3D methods of artmaking.